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glen88

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Hey all, i am new.

I put Age of Empires 2 on my computer, i have Windows XP and fit all of the system requirements for the game. I have 256 RAM, but it is at 192 for video sharing or something...

During 1-20 minutes of gameplay Windows will just restart out of no-where...

I took auto-matic restart off so it would take me to the blue screen, it said something about anti-virus mucking it up, and it has said RAM, room on drive all different stuff.

I am out of ideas on how to fix this, this is my last resort....

Please Help!!

Also my brother tried to put a Virtual PC on, and Windows said that it didnt have enough memory, does it look like i need RAM or one of those video cards or something else???

Please Help!!!!

Edited by glen88, 20 April 2005 - 08:38 AM.

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I find computers with shared memory with the videocard are always dicier with games just because of all the extra work they do.

I would start with a memory test like memtest86+, then upgrade video and sound drivers
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What is memtest86+ is it some kind of test on the internet?
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http://www.memtest.org/
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gerryf, im not sure how to use this after it has been downloaded...

It says:

"Memtest86+ comes in three different way, first is a pre-build bootable ISO, second is a bootable binary and third an installable package for creating a bootable floppy. Third version are compressed in .zip and .tar.gz."

I dont get how to use this kind-of stuff, can you talk me through the simpliest way of using this program, and i also dont want to stuff my computer.

Thanks in advance
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Also.....

When i get the blue-screen if i write down what it says.....will you be able to pinpoint the problem?
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perhaps....I can pinpoint. You can possibly see the blue screen info now by

start > run
eventvwr.msc
enter

and looking for a RED X at the time of the crash in the APPLICATION or SYSTEM logs

The ISO can be burned to a CD if you have the software--an ISO is not a file to be copied, but an image of a CD and requires special burning technicques.

Or you can make a floppy disk and boot with that using the third option...it depends on what you want to do

The easiest is to download the iso recorder and isntall
http://isorecorder.a...isorecorder.htm

Then, download the memtest ISO to your desktop, then right click it and choose BURN ISO with a blank CD in your writer.

Then reboot (--- if your PC is not set up to boot to CD first, drop into BIOS and do so) and let memtest check your memory
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Thanks heeps gerry,

Im going to buy a further 256RAM.

Thanks for your trouble.
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Download MagicISO. and burn the iso image onto cd with magiciso. it is a good iso burner.

http://www.magiciso....iso-burnwin.htm
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